- NIDCOM has condemned a video putting Nigerians in a bad light, accusing them of spending fake dollars in Ghana
- The commission said the clip is a cheap attempt at blackmail and it has subjected the video into a further thorough examination
- NIDCOM slammed the unknown officer who made the claim without any evidence to back it up
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The federal government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has reacted to a video that earlier trended online where an unknown officer accused Nigerians of spending fake dollars.
According to NIDCOM, the said official did not reveal his identity as he showcased the supposed bundles of fake money.
In a press statement released on Thursday, October 8, the commission frankly cautioned against such denigrating attempt to taint the nation's image.
To show how serious it is, the agency added that it has forwarded the video to INTERPOL for proper investigation as it is stark carelessness for anyone to make such a weighty accusation without any proof.
NIDCOM then picked a hole in the unguarded statement made in the clip; asking that:
“If the so called seized vehicle has a Nigeria plate number, (and the vehicle was not displayed) does that mean the occupants are Nigerians?”
The government, however, said that if it is found that a Nigerian was actually responsible as the clip claimed, then such a person will face the full wrath of the law.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the commission praised the good virtue of Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian in Japan who returned a lost wallet that contained a huge sum of money and a credit card.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the commission's boss, in a statement on Sunday, June 28, said Ikenna’s character is the true representation of Nigerians all over the world.
The NIDCOM boss added that the good deeds of Nigerians are far more than the few negative ones tainting the image of the country.
Ikenna is a PhD student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and he carries out the responsibility of a teaching assistant. He found the wallet as he was ascending the staircase on the way to get things for his wife at Tsukuba centre.